Dr. Inês Bento Coelho


Dr. Inês Bento Coelho is a post-doctoral researcher in the School of Film, Music and Theatre at UCC. She is developing pedagogies for artistic doctorates in Performing Arts and Film in ‘Visioning the Future: Artistic Doctorates in Ireland’. As an artist-researcher, her practice focusses on the intersections between choreographic approaches and installation art within site-responsive contexts. Her research interests include artistic research pedagogies, artistic doctorates, methodologies, research skills, professional practices, contemporary choreography, site and place, performativity, site-dance, minimalism and installation art. Inês holds a practice-based PhD from The Glasgow School of Art and previously taught at University of Glasgow, The Glasgow School of Art and Central Saint Martins amongst others. 


VISIONING THE FUTURE focusses on the Artistic Doctorate in Ireland in the Performing Arts (Dance, Music, and Theatre) and Film / Screen Media. The project asks how and what we can learn from previous practice and research into the pedagogies and the potential of the Artistic Doctorate, and how this relates to the unique ecology of Ireland.  

Investigating how the artistic research PhD might be framed, examined, supported, and funded, we ask: what kinds of pedagogies lead to best practice? How are they experienced by students? How might supervisors/examiners share practice / get training in new and emerging Artistic Research pedagogies?  

The work will consult widely, host an international seminar series, and engage with staff and students in one-to-one conversations. The project aims to contribute to the development of national policy and protocol to support the establishment of best practices in the sector, and to develop free downloadable Open Educational Resources for supervisors, students and examiners.  

About Visioning the Future: artisticdoctorateireland.com

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